Vol. 2. No. 1 A-3 March 1996
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Mind the Gap: Thoughts on Self Help and Non-judgmental Observation in the Classroom

John Norrish
Institute of Education, University of London


This paper uses some of the findings of two major research projects in the University of East Anglia which show that any contemporary teacher will need to develop techniques to stand aside from their work and, with the assistance of colleagues, reflect on it and, in so doing, become involved with theory construction. It is axiomatic that any resulting description should be non-judgmental in character. Some examples of the kind of work that is done with groups of trainee teachers and future teacher trainers leading to facility in this area are described and discussed.

Keywords: Reflection, Teacher Training, Teacher Research

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